17 March 2016

Jamboree 2016: Thursday Excursion - Hollywood Forever Cemetery

As if there isn't enough fun and excitement with all things Jamboree, this year the stars aligned properly and we were able to put together a special treat - one you've been asking for - A CEMETERY TOUR!

And because we are in Burbank, California, home to film several film studios and stars, what could possibly be better than combining a little sightseeing with something we genealogists absolutely love to do?
Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!

Guest Post by Suzy Goulet, Jamboree Tour Director

Jamboree 2016 Tour of Hollywood Forever Cemetery

On Thursday, June 2, 2016, the tour will leave from in front of the Conference Center at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

The tour this year will be to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, a U.S. National Register Historical Place. 

Our guide will be Karie Bible. Her passion for history and Hollywood’s past led her to start a cemetery tour in 2002. Karie brings the place “alive” with her narrative and wears vintage era dress to take us on a journey through the history of the cemetery and its famous inhabitances. 

The cemetery, the first in Hollywood, was founded in 1899 and continues as an active cemetery today. It has been used in films, songs and music videos. Many culturally significant people, as well as celebrities, actors, directors, writers and musicians, are buried there among the common folks.

The bus will leave the Conference Center at 8:30 AM Thursday, June 2, and return around noon. Remember to wear walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat as the tour is outdoors.

To learn more about Hollywood Forever, visit the website.

To register for the tour:
SCGS Members Early bird (ends April 23): $40
SCGS Nonmembers Early bird (ends April 23): $45

Includes transportation and admission.

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